TAG: Kids and Families

Family Backpacks at the Denver Art Museum
Event: Kids & Families

Friday After Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Spend the day after Thanksgiving at the DAM, where the Family Activity Cart is open especially for that day. Trek through the galleries with a Family Backpack filled with artmaking, games, and puzzles.

Free with museum admission, and children and youth 18 and under are free. Reservations are not required. More

Winter Break - A Place of My Own
Event: Kids & Families

Winter Break: A Place of My Own

Occurs every day the museum is open through January 3, 2016. Next Occurs on

Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family! The Paint Studio, Create-n-Takes, and Backpack Cart will be open every day. Look out for special performances and storytelling in the galleries, too! More

Create Playdate: Stack
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Stack

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, as we STACK and build to make art that towers. Create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. More

Create Playdate: Crush
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Crush

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. This month, CRUSH, smash, and squeeze as we experiment with materials. More

Event: Kids & Families

Fall Break

Saturday, October 17, 2015Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

On October 17, kick off fall break with the Americas Latino Eco-Festival Family Day celebrating the connections between Latino culture, art, and the environment. General admission is free for all ages on October 17.

In addition to the weekend, the Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes also will be available on Tuesday, October 20. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Fall Break activities are included in general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. More

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage
Blog: Making & Doing

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage

For kids, an art museum can be a magical place, full of fascinating objects and exciting new discoveries. In August 2015, the 15 students in the DAM’s From Painting to Performance class had a unique chance to make that magic. In just four days, these kids brought art from the gallery to the stage, creating original plays inspired by museum artworks. More

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child
Blog: Making & Doing

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child

Tips to Spark Your & Your Child's Imagination

This summer, parents and children came together for a Denver Art Museum class called Side-by-Side: Kids and Their Grown-ups Co-Creating. It got us thinking about new ideas for parents and children to explore the museum and engage with art together. Here are three activities that grown-ups and children enjoyed in the class that you and your kids can do together at the museum: More

Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day
Event: Special Events

Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am4:00pm.

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is proud to partner with the Americas Latino Eco Festival for the free, one-day Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day designed to engage the community in creativity. The celebration is part of a three-day Denver-based Americas Latino Eco Festival, recognized as the largest multicultural event of its kind.

In addition to discussing environmental issues through art, the event aims to bring the issue to light with films, live performances, artist interactions, and activities for children. More

Create Playdate: Bold
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Bold

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to make your mark and be BOLD with art. Create art, read stories and play art games in the galleries. More

Event: Lectures & Programs

Spinzilla

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:30am4:00pm.

Join us as local spinners team up for a friendly yarn-spinning competition. More

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16
Blog: Don't Miss

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16

The Denver Art Museum is saying “farewell” to Fox Games, an installation by Sandy Skoglund that has been on view since 2008. The de-installation will be no easy feat—Fox Games has over 700 pieces, each of which must be carefully catalogued and stored. In addition to the 28 foxes, dozens of tables and chairs, and custom vinyl flooring, the installation includes items that must be monitored for preservation: a mink stole, a taxidermy squirrel, and real bread painted by Skoglund to match the ruby red color palette of Fox Games. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum
Event: Special Events

Dale Dale Dale: The Magic of Piñata Art!

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

Learn how to make one-of-a-kind piñatas with visual artist Isabel Medina from Aguascalientes, Mexico, and enjoy music and dance by “Ay Que Rico Chilpozo” Son Jarocho from Xalapa Veracruz.

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More

Free For Kids, sponsored by Scott Reiman & Kaiser Permanente
Blog: Behind the Scenes

More Children Enjoy the DAM Thanks to the Free for Kids Program

Since the announcement in March of the Free for Kids Program, we have seen so many kids enjoying the Denver Art Museum’s exhibitions and programming...for free! Parents and teachers are thrilled. Check out one response we received:

Learning that the museum is free to kids helps encourage our families to visit-what a marvelous opportunity. This was a very enjoyable experience and I look forward to bringing groups back. More

Fox Tale Sunday
Event: Kids & Families

Fox Tale Sunday

Occurs on the second Sunday of every month through June. Next Occurs on

Bring your under 5-year-olds with the whole family, and join us on the second Sunday of the month (except July and August) for in-gallery performances by Buntport Theater starring Foxy and Shmoxy (inspired by the DAM’s artwork Fox Games) at 10:30 or 11:30 am.

Check in at the Family Activity Cart to get your special letter from the Fox Box and follow the clues to find the foxes! Afterwards, check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required. More

Fun with Flowers
Blog: Meet the Artist

Fun with Flowers Artist Profiles

The Denver Art Museum offers hands-on spaces for visitors to get creative. In conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum is offering visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about flowers and bouquets on in the Flower Studio and on our plaza. More

Flower Studio
Event: Artists & Studios

Flower Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Occurs every day through October 11, 2015. Next Occurs on

Every day, visitors can find creative inspiration surrounded by abundant blooms in our hands-on artmaking space. Try out art materials, explore design styles, and experiment with techniques.

Meet local creatives and watch demonstrations of flower-inspired artmaking every weekend during In Bloom. More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum
Event: Special Events

Summer of Flowers Kick-Off Weekend

Saturday, June 6, 2015Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Join us as we kick off a summer celebrating flowers with a weekend full of activities!

All activities are included in general admission; free for members and youth 18 and younger. Museum admission is free for everyone on June 6, which is a Free First Saturday.

Ÿ* Three new Summer Create-n-Takes:

- Single Flower Spotlight: Create a one-of-a-kind charm based on the beauty of a single flower. (North Building, level 7) More

Summer of Flowers at Denver Art Museum
Event: Special Events

Edible Plants Workshop

Occurs every day through June 13, 2015. Next Occurs on

Local foragers Graham Steinruck and Nick Martinez teach you how to identify and harvest edible plants in this drop-in workshop.

June 12 and 13, 2–5 pm

Included in general admission; members and youth 18 and younger free.

All adult programs are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for individual accommodations or access services, please make your request at the time of registration. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. More